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Kienle Center Projects

Arts Projects
Previous Projects have included:

  • Healing Hearts Project. Involves medical students facilitating the creation of art with patients, families, and staff.
  • The Galleries Within. An exhibit of biomedical art
  • The Interactive Art Display. A vibrant art gallery for children.
  • Exploring Lifestyles and Healthcare Delivery in West Bengal, India
  • Positive Exposure The Spirit of Difference: Multi-media exhibit of persons living with genetic conditions
  • Patient Portraits Photography Exhibit Joseph Gascho, M.D.

Wild Onions
Wild Onions is an annual publication funded by The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. It is a journal of poetry, prose, photography, and visual art created by members of the entire Hershey Medical Center and College of medicine community.

Entries are selected on the basis of artistic merit, representation of the broad diversity of the medical community, and recognition of the interplay between science and creativity that is essential to medicine as a human endeavor. Faculty and staff, both clinical and non-clinical patients, families, students, and volunteers are invited to submit original literary or artistic work on all topics.

Student Projects and Interest Groups
A wide range of student-generated work in the area of humanistic medicine.

The Doctors Kienle Book Collection

A special collection of books and media concerning humanistic medical practice (George T. Harrell Library, Penn State College of Medicine).

Global Health Initiative
Development of a program (with curricular components) enabling students and residents to work with medically underserved communities, both in this country and abroad. Facilitator: N. Benjamin Fredrick, M.D.

Patients as Teachers Project

EPEC (Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care)
Projects, workshops, and courses for medical students and for physicians that present the core competencies required in providing high quality care of the dying patient. Based on a standardized curriculum developed by the AMA. Facilitator:James O. Ballard, M.D.

Integrative Medicine Group
Promotes work focused on gaining a better understanding of how all aspects of wellness in healthcare can be integrated and on exploring the implications of this integrative model for curriculum development in academic medicine. Facilitator:John E. Neely, M.D.

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